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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cabbage



Cabbage

6x8in oil on canvas panel $125  SOLD

A fairly abstract view of a cabbage.
The color and main leaf detail are what says cabbage.
I cannot remember painting a cabbage before and
was surprised I wanted to paint it...the dreaded green!
It is going into the soup right after this.

Artist Note.

I thought I would join the couple of hundred (plus) artists
and do the 30 in 30 Challenge

Click for more information on this challenge from Leslie Saeta
I want it to be fun like she wants it to be so on some
of my very busy days I may do only a vignette, a sketch or
a tiny, tiny painting...
but am going to try and do completely different things than
I usually do. Starting with a cabbage!
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45 comments:

  1. The cabbage is awesome! I am sure you will complete the challenge with a masterpiece everyday!
    Wish you a very happy and fulfilling new year!

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    1. Hpow nice to hear from you Vinayak. Thanks for the good wishes. Hope to see you participating in the challenge too.

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    1. Aw shucks! Thanks Myra.
      When I get home I am going to enjoy looking at all the pieces.

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  3. LOVE this cabbage, Julie!!! I always wanted to buy the purple cabbage for outside my property. I always see them and find them so beautiful!! I can't wait to see your next painting for the challenge!

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    1. When I lived in California we had purple cabbages as decorative plants in the garden. Loved them. Thanks for the visit Hilda.

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  4. This is great Julie. I love that you took a 'peasant' vegetable and lifted to high art. The greens are great. Happy New Year to you and yours. Maybe I'll join you in that 3030 challenge, sounds challenging

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    1. HNY back at you. Sorry your Christmas was spent feeling lousy.
      The landscapes you dug up are great ans so is the marker one today.

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  5. A cabbage really wonderful, dear Julie!
    How the cabbage loved by artists all the world is amazing!
    It 'a vegetable that has colors and shapes so attractive to paint.
    I see with pleasure that tribulation and trials are over and the New Year has started brilliant!

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    1. The computer problems have stopped and life is on schedule once again. Hopefully no more T&T!
      Painting a cabbage has never appealed to me before, but usually I see them colorless with their outer leaves torn off.
      Tjis one was a beauty and I enjoyed painting it a lot.
      Thanks so much Rita.

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  6. Nice one, Julie... glad to know you're painting along with us and looking forward to seeing your 30 colorful creations.

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's paintings on the 30-30 when I get home from work.
      Glad to know you are participating.

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  7. oh, wow, julie, this is wonderful! that mauvish purple!! and the cabbage is so perfectly cabbage like!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks s o much, Lynne. I love the purple too. It is an old shirt that I use as a backdrop.

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  8. "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and 3030 challenges-- Of cabbages--and kings--

    Not the most glamorous subject until you made it such!

    Loved the last posting too, Julie, each one a gem!

    Happy New Year ... may your internet road run smoothly!

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    1. AS always you made me laugh. Thanks, John.
      Fingers crossed about the internet. I never realized how important it has become.

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  9. So nice to find your beautiful work! This is a great painting for the first challenge, and it's great that the cabbage will contribute to your supper as well!

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    1. Thanks Claire - I went to see your blog and enjoyed it very much. Love the tubes of paint on the 30 -30

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  10. Beautiful greens! Great start on the challenge!

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    1. Thanks Linda, like your paint and brush theme. Interesting about the colors so want to go back and read more.

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  11. Julie, I love the cabbage and the greens are fabulous! I joined the challenge also, thought I needed some motivation. I think it will be fun.

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    1. I will look forward to watching what you do. Up to us to make sure we keep it fun.

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  12. I love the abstract feel, up-close I don't see it that clear. A step back and the purple define the shapes the cabbage is so clear. Lovely

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    1. Hey, Roger - what a nice surprise on your blog. Thanks for nice comment about me and how great the changes are in your art. Amazing to see them side by side. You were good in 2011 and great in 2012.

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  13. Nice of you to visit - thanks Carroll.

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  14. Ok, there is one in my refrigerator. Should it stay there? Not sure but I do know first I will complete the rose challenge I gave myself for the 30 day challenge. How much fun...we will meet there and share with lots of artists. Your darks hold this painting together and what is not to love about greens with a little frosting of purple?

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    1. I do not know if I can find things I have never painted before for thirty days, Lots out there i know but WANTING to paint them is the issue. You want to paint the roses so I am looking forward to seeing your growth.

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    1. Thank you. Love your blog so am glad you visited.

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  16. All of your paintings are beautiful and inspiring!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your work ab=gain on your blog. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  17. well, yes..a cabbage is quite different! You did a wonderful job of it!

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  18. I don't think there is anything you can't paint, this cabbage is very artistic and beautiful with all the purple that really lifts it ! xox

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    1. Glad you like the purple - so do I. Anything but red and green!
      Love your blue vase!
      Thanks for the comment, Jane.

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    2. Thank you and I enjoyed visiting your very interesting blog

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  19. Happy New Year.

    www.anucreations.blogspot.in

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  20. Sigh...greens...my favorite color! Pair it with purple or blue and I'm over the moon. Love this one, Julie, and now I want soup with cabbage in it.

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    1. I love those colors too.
      I love veg soup!

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  21. Love your cabbage Julie! It's interesting to connect with Roger's blog through you. I should do a comparison painting like he did, progress in painting is sometimes hard to see as it developes over time. I'll see you on the painting challenge although I hop on a plane tomorrow....haven't mastered posting remotely -yet!

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    1. Glad you visited his blog. Roger is a wonderful artist and I loved the comparison of a years difference very much.
      Safe travels. loved your piece today with the analogous harmony.

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  22. Love your texture and paint strokes! Wonderful subject matter. A learning experience just to view this work. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the comments, Susan. I appreciate them very much.
      Went and visited your blog and love the texture you have in the flowers.

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Cheers,
Julie